This term has the worst reputation in dentistry. There are many different situations that precipitate the need for a root canal. Rest assured, we will take the time to answer your questions and in some cases we will send you to a root canal specialist (endodontist) to complete this procedure. If you would like to look at some information online, click here.
Often referred to as ‘caps’, crowns are restorations that are fabricated in a dental lab, and they provide protection for your entire tooth. A bridge is a number of crowns connected to fill in a space where teeth are missing. There are many materials available including porcelain fused to a metal core, gold and metal-free all porcelain crowns. Your dentist will discuss which options are best for your particular situation. If you would like to see more information online, click here.
In many offices throughout the country, including Chandler Dental Health, white, tooth colored fillings have replaced dental amalgam (silver colored fillings). The proper term for this restorative material is composite resin. It comes in a wide variety of colors to match your teeth and it is placed directly in the tooth. Composite resin can be used in many small to medium sized cavities. If you would like to see more information online, click here.
Also known as ‘bleaching’, teeth whitening is the process of removing stains from your teeth using a specialized form of peroxide. There are many methods available from our office to accomplish this popular and simple cosmetic procedure. We have professional strength Crest WhiteStrips, custom fitted bleaching trays and the popular in office treatment known as Zoom. Call our office at 480-899-6677 with any questions, or to view more information online about bleaching, click here.
Headaches / TMD
Many patients refer to their jaw pain as TMJ. TMJ is actually the proper name of the joint- Tempromandibular Joint. TMD stands for Tempromandibular Dysfunction, a fancy way to say you have jaw pain. The causes are many, but some of the most common are grinding and clenching. In some cases this additional function will trigger a headache. We can fabricate a number of different appliances that will assist with the reduction of symptoms. One unique appliance is called the NTI, and you can read more about it online if you click here.
Unfortunately, some teeth cannot be saved with any treatment, and they must be removed. There are also many cases where wisdom teeth will be removed when the jaws are not large enough to accommodate their eruption into the mouth. You can read more about this procedure if you click here.
A Denture is used when all of a patient’s teeth are missing in one or both jaws. While this is not a first choice treatment, dentures provide patients the confidence to go about their normal routines and the ability to enjoy many of their favorite foods. If you would like to read more about the process of fabricating a set of dentures, click here.
A Partial Denture is used to replace multiple missing teeth in one jaw and it utilizes a number of connector arms to attach to the remaining teeth and provide retention. This is an appliance that can be removed for cleaning and to maintain proper oral hygiene. If you would like to read the frequently asked questions about partial dentures, click here.
Treatment of Gum Disease
Also referred to as Periodontal Disease, this infection of the gums is far more prevalent than most patients realize. Often painless and without obvious symptoms, gum disease will quietly destroy the bone and gum tissue that supports your teeth. Advanced disease may ultimately lead to tooth loss without proper treatment. We encourage you to learn more about gum disease, click here.